Kuba Snopek is a Polish architect and researcher. Based in Moscow, he is a graduate of the Strelka Institute, where he now teaches. Prior to that he worked on city planning projects for Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen. His research specialism is late-modernist and contemporary architecture and architectural heritage.
Now the architecture of the first fully prefabricated neighbourhoods has reached its 50th anniversary, and this raises the question: does it deserve to be preserved? And if the answer is yes, then under what circumstances? This kind of architecture requires a new approach to preservation – the old methods, which primarily focused on protecting uniqueness, will fail in this context.